Off the Beaten Path: San Francisco, The Bay Area and Northern California
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Inspired by Gary Kamiya's detailed and insightful narrative of the colorful and beloved San Francisco in his book, Cool, Gray City of Love, I took off for Hunter's Point, one of the most dangerous places in California. Here is an excerpt from Gary's book in page 18:
"Many of my happiest moments have been spent in the weirdest, most obscure, often ugliest parts of San Francisco. And just about the last places you can still discover in San Francisco are those nobody wants - vacant lots, abandoned buildings, unclassifiable patches of dirt filled with old tires and rusting cans and ripped-up girlie magazines and pieces of unknown machines. Wastelands."
Beaches are dynamic landforms altered by wind and waves in a continual process of creation and erosion. Here are just two of over 1,000 miles of California beaches along the California coast and approximately 118 beach cities in the state.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost, American poet, 1874-1963
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and poet, 1803-1882